This scam arrived in my mailbox today.
The scammer claims to be a lawyer working for a dead client, she claims that I am bequeathed a large sum of money and that letters to me have been returned unopened.
Needless to say this is a scam:
1 If she really had my address the letters would have got through
2 The scam letter is poorly written, and contains numerous spelling and grammatical errors
3 I have never heard of the "dead" man
were I stupid enough to respond, the scammer would ask me to pay a "processing" fee; after that, I would never hear from her again.
NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST
MR. HENDRIK JAN
Solicitor, Advocate and Notary
Attention: Bequest Beneficiary
behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Morgan
Williamson, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter to you
through the Post Office was returned undelivered, therefore I now
attempt to reach you via your e-mail message as it appears to be the
next and the only option left unexplored.
Engr. Morgan Williamson
(late), made you a beneficiary in his will, he left Fifteen Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$15.5m) to you in the
codicil and last testament to his will. My client,Engnr Williamson was
a pioneer member of STRABAG CONSTRUCTION CO.LTD, a God fearing person
He died on the 9th day of February 2004 at the
age of 82 and his Will is now ready for execution. Please If I reach
you as I am hopeful I will, endeavor to get back to me as soon as
possible to enable me conclude my job so as to be very free from any
blames or blame that might come up in the near future you should
forward along your current telephone and Fax numbers, your current
mailing address for verification.
You can also write through my
chambers email address which is on this letter, I congratulate you for
this is a significant honor indeed as it behooves you therefore to act
at once to avoid risk of forfeiture to the deceased family.
Note: As your solicitor
i please advice to keep this information from member of the public
until your inheritance is duely and claimed.